I made this lovely framed piece recently for a Facebook live, so thought I’d share some instructions on making it.
I used the largest frame die from the Shadow Box #2 set for the frame, and cut it four times to make a square.
This frame measures 15.5cm x 15.5cm, so I cut a piece of kraft card that size for the backing, then added some pale aqua card to the front.
I then used a Tim Holtz stencil (THS004) to add some uneven stripes with Sizzix Texture paste. I then added some Prima Sparks acrylic paint on top, in a rainbow. For the rest of the background I did a little bit of stamping in brown ink (Tim Holtz Papillon and Studio Light Jenine’s Mindful Art Collection). Once the ink had dried I dry-brushed some gesso on the background.
To create a little ledge for the houses, I cut two strips of mat board and stuck them back to back, then covered with a piece of frayed burlap. I cut the houses from kraft card and backed them with some patterned paper and an old book page. I added them with foam pads to give a bit of dimension.
I then dry-brushed some gesso on the frame, on the front and sides, then added some Tim Holtz Crackle Texture paste with a spatula and set aside to dry.
Thanks for popping by today, I’ll list below the main products used.
Have you seen the new range of Sizzix Effectz products yet? It’s a whole range of paints, mediums, pastes, waxes, foils and flakes – everything you need to get started with mixed media. Obviously as they are from Sizzix, they will work perfectly with your dies to take your projects to the next level.
I did some shows on Create and Craft TV last week to show what you can do with all these new products, and I had a few messages from ladies who said they were really pleased I went right back to basics when explaining what you can do with them because they found that really helpful.
So, if you are unfamiliar with how to use dimensional pastes, waxes, pearlescent medium, gold flakes, foil etc. then this video is for you. It’s a bit of a long video (and probably not great viewing for experienced mixed media artists), but if you’re a relative beginner, then hopefully this is really going to be of use to you if you’d like to try these products.
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